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This project utilizes elements represented by ocean life, vegetables and flowers as icons of nature. The color is very natural earth color, and the texture is more like dreamy and fantasy. A special about fossils inspired me to take photographs of symbolic nature combing them in Photoshop with scans of textiles. I wanted to keep these images in my world, and make way to new generation. There are several ways to the resulting images. The first way, the images are printed on canvas and mounted to a frame like a painting. I want to represent these images as realistic. The other way is represented to a frame like a painting. I want to represent these images as realistic. The other way is represented by museum box. It is the photographs of the new fossils put, kept, and seen through a box. I want it to be a fossil which is kept in the box and showed for next generation.
These pieces harmonize the intersection of nature and culture of photography’s realism and painting’s interpretive reality of traditional and technological media. Additionally these pieces blend the Asian art traditions I grew up with to the American idiom around me. These photographs to me are a way of expressing the elements of design such as an icon. The icon of ocean like, vegetables and flowers consists of points, line and surfaces, and with this combination, it creates more beauty and fantasy.
This “New Fossils” project reminds the viewer of the beauty hidden among the pollution and darkness that is eating away our home.
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Based in: Seoul
Photographer June Young Lim has been managing and working the photos of ancestors who followed a fourth generation family business photos. Lim family: Lim Seok-je (1918-1996, brother of the great-grandfather), Lim In-sik (1920-1998, grandfather), Lim Chung-eui (1944-present, father), and Lim June Young (1976-present).
He specializes in architecture, and fine art photography. He was born in Seoul, Korea, and graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a degree in Photography and from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a MPS in Digital Photography.
He has had solo and group exhibitions with Art Space J, Soul Art space, Gallery Lux, AK gallery in Seoul and Busan. His work - “Like Water(series depicts an actual place and the water that flows in it, representing the cycle of people’s lives.)”, “New Fossils” and others - has been exhibited in many galleries in San Francisco, New York and Korea. Nowadays he focuses on his next project: seeking answers in various ways and places.
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